Sunday, January 15, 2023

{Sunday Post}—Chainfire, Nothing More Dangerous, and The Sacred Bridge

The Caffeinated Book Reviewer's Kimberly hosts a weekly meme called "The Sunday Post"! 

Weekly Tidbits

  • I'm back as an Amazon affiliate. Yes, I've previously signed up for this program, but I've never fulfilled the "three sales in the first 180 days" criterion. I've only had time to add purchase links (mainly for Kindle eBooks) to this post. Additionally, the sidebar contains a Kindle search engine. I want to meet the three sale criteria; so I can stay in the program this time. I'm only letting everyone know what's going on with the Amazon links in this post; nobody has to buy anything.

  • I finally got my hands on a Halloween Ends Blu-ray; it came in the mail today (Saturday). I'll watch it as soon as I get the post set up for Sunday.

What Am I Currently Reading?

In addition to reading about 3/4 of a devotions book, I only read two stories in the Star Trek: Tales of the Dominion War anthology. I still intend to read Phantasm Compendium: A Journey Behind-the-Scenes into the Phantasm Films. I'll probably alternate between Tales of the Dominion War and Dean Koontz's The House at the End of the World; I have yet to begin the latter book. Then, somewhere down the line, I'll read Shelley Shepard Gray's Her Heart's Desire.  

Recent Review

The Dominion War: Behind Enemy Lines

What's in the Mailbox?

Yippee! This week, I received a few items in the mail. Dean Koontz's The House at the End of the World was supplied to me as an ARC by Thomas & Mercer (Amazon Publishing). Then came a Blu-ray of Star Trek: Prodigy: Season One, Volume One from Paramount Home Entertainment. Last, I received the Christie Golden paperbacks of Star Trek: Voyager: Spirit Walk, Book One and Book Two, which I had purchased from eBay.

What's New on the Shelf?

Although I've never read any "Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito" novels, I did like watching the Dark Winds series on AMC last year. The Sacred Bridge by Anne Hillerman was on the shelf at a Walmart in a different county on Friday, and I decided to buy it. FYI, I was unaware that Amazon was selling the Kindle version until Saturday.

Once again, the neighborhood Salvation Army thrift store had a $1 bag of books sale, where you could fill a grocery bag with books. The bookstore had an overload of books, and most were lying on the ground in plastic crates. I spent a total of $2 on the following books: paperbacks of Rose Madder by Stephen King, Thinner by Stephen King, King and Maxwell by David Baldacci, and Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy and Grant Blackwood; hardbacks of Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz, The Thief by Clive Cusser and Justin Scott, Unseen by Karin Slaughter, Full Black by Brad Thor, and The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy.

Every six months or so, the local Dollar General receives a fresh shipment of $3 hardcovers; I picked up Sin Eater by Megan Campisi, Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens, and The Brink by James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth.

I went to another antique store with my mother, the same one where I got a few Star Trek books last summer, and bought one hardback, One Minute Out by Mark Greaney, and two paperbacks, Chainfire by Terry Goodkind and Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly.


  1. Interested in The House at the End of the World and Sin Eater. I hope you enjoy all your books!

    My Sunday Post.

    1. Oh, yes, The House at the End of the World looks like a fantastic novel; I can't wait to get started on it. Dean Koontz can never go wrong; even his "worst" books are good. Depending on my schedule, I might begin reading it today.

      The Sin Eater looks like an interesting read as well. The blurb's opening sentence reads, "The Handmaid's Tale meets Alice in Wonderland."

  2. I never really joined any of Amazon's other kind of groups. Awhile back they had me on some sort of program where I could read a book early but I feel like that fizzled out. Or at least the offerings I occasionally get are nothing of interest to me after whatever one or two I had at the start. Hope all goes well with this one for you!

    Nice new reads! New to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I believe Amazon used to have an "early review" program, but they discontinued it. I was just invited to participate in their Vine program. I signed up to review a few health and fitness products as well as a devotional book.

      Anyone with a blog, website, or social media presence can join the Amazon Associates program. To summarize, you earn money by publishing links and advertisements.

  3. I been wanting to read more Dean Koontz. I read The Vision and it was good.
    Have a great week.

    1. The Vision happens to be one of the few Dean Koontz books that I don't own.

  4. I thought Hillerman looked familiar- I liked that series last year too. And I've been seeing Koontz around a lot lately too. Congrats on being an affiliate again- I've been thinking of maybe doing that also.

    1. The late Tony Hillerman created the book series, and following his death, his daughter took up the writing. The Kindle version is on sale for $1.99, which I didn't know until a day after I bought the paperback.

  5. I read some Hillerman years ago and kind of dropped off for some reason. All your thrifting for books has surely paid off - those look like some great books. And I had no idea there were so many Star Trek books! Have a terrific week.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  6. I didn't know that Dollar General had books. I should check that out. Enjoy your new books, and good luck with your affiliate links!


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